Scratch and Peck Feeds Gets into Gardening

March 20th 2018

To stand behind our vision of a world where organic and whole foods are found on every table, Scratch and Peck Feeds is digging into gardening, and encouraging our customers to do the same. Whether it’s gathering eggs from our backyard chickens or picking leaves from a basil plant on our kitchen windowsill, growing our own food is empowering. It creates a deeper connection to what we eat, helps us connect the dots of our food system, and builds community by being able to share food with family and friends. Plus, you can trust exactly what went into growing it.

That is why we at Scratch and Peck Feeds are challenging ourselves, and others, to tap into the inner gardener in each of us with Grow with Us — a gardening endeavor. We’ll be sharing our successes (and even failures) as we grow our own food, and we’re asking others, including our customers, to Grow with Us. Be it a tomato plant on their patio or a full gardening undertaking, we want everyone to find a homegrown way that resonates with them.

Through Grow with Us, we hope to have a better sense of health (fresh veggies, herbs, and fruit!), of purpose (“I grew that!”), of connection to nature (playing in the dirt!), and connection to others (because giving others food from your own garden is rewarding!)

How Scratch and Peck Feeds employees are participating:

  • Lindsey and Leanne are expanding their home gardens
  • Mariah is tending to an herb garden that has been needing some extra love
  • Caroline is integrating more food into her front yard
  • Matt is expanding his animal count on his 5-acre farm
  • Ryan and his wife are growing herbs on their kitchen windowsill (along with help from their three little boys!)
  • And … we have started seeds in a grow setup at our workplace that will be transplanted in our new raised beds outside the mill! Our seeds have come from one of our favorite local seed companies, Uprising Seeds!
    • We will be photographically documenting each of our journeys (successes and failures) and sharing them in our newsletters, and on Facebook and Instagram. Follow #growwithscratchandpeck to see the progress of our adventures!

 

How you can participate:

  • Start a garden or put more love into an annual garden
  • Grow herbs on a windowsill or porch
  • Start a garden or windowsill herbs with your kiddos! Let them take the lead on choosing seeds, planting, and watering
  • Share this information with your members

We’d love for you to keep us in the loop with your gardening journey by sharing your photographs with us on Facebook and Instagram or by posting on your own social media and tagging us. Use #growwithscratchandpeck so we can follow your adventures. You can also email me with photos and your own gardening tales — let’s do this!